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Wellington Botanic Garden

101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. The garden is a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Take the Cable Car up and follow the Downhill path to the city.
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101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Reviewed yesterday

On a steep hillside within reach of the cable car station is this glorious collection of trees and flowers. Beautifully kept, a haven for local wildlife.

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The walk through the botanical gardens is a delight but for those with limited ability, the paths are a bit steep at times and there are steps. The rose garden has vehicular access although finding a park is a challenge on a sunny day. The...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent set of gardens and a nice (downhill) walk. It should take approx 20 minutes to the Rose Garden and a further 20 minutes to the Beehive. However, my wife's photography meant we took a lot longer. There were many spots to rest and...More

Thank RobandMaryJean
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning garden with an amazing variety in flowers. Definitely worth a pass by for a leisurely stroll.

Thank Akram I
Reviewed 3 days ago

WE tried to hear the Otou Bird calling and had such fun, as the birds were visible, yet not chirping!! These Gardens are beautiful and well worth a long walk around, just to wind down and perhaps see the museum and cemetery also. We were...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 3 days ago

It covers a large area, which takes a fair amount of time to get through all corners of the place. It has a beautiful area close to the treehouse, and a great cafe at the rosegarden. It's SO easy to get to from the city...More

Thank EdiMees
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the cable car from the city to the top of the hill and walked the comfortable track via the Carter Observatory. The stairs from there were a good stretch of the legs, but a formed path takes an easier route. All downhill back...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the cale car up and walk through the gardens on your way back into the city...great gardens, old cemetery, interesting museum about cable car history, outdoor cafe in rose gardens.

Thank Rod M S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our information lady told us how to get to the Botanical gardens, what she did not tell us was there is absolutly no parking up there and we were driving a camper van. This was a disaster, as there are a million steep narrow one...More

Thank gardengirl54
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens rather than face the daunting hike from our hotel down by the harbour. The gardens are sprawling and we spent half a day wandering their trails and occassionally sitting on the may benches to take...More

Thank DogsLovingWater
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Karen H
12 September 2017|
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Response from helenmcsherry | Reviewed this property |
Not sure Karen but there is an amazing bit of artwork called 'body to soul' made up of the words changing a letter at a time, up a slope of steps. It's by Mary Louise Brown. There could be a plaque beside it using that... More
Gerry N
24 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry my trip was part of a coach tour.
31 March 2016|
Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
It depends how fast you walk? But I would set aside an hour.